Dallas • Derrick Favors was smiling, firing up 3-pointers at the end of shootaround. Jeremy Evans jumped over a chair on his way off the court at the American Airlines Center.
Favors had been dealing with a sore hip, an injury he sustained early against the Pistons on Jan. 17. Favors played in three of the next four games.
"It was sore the whole time," he said, "but the last two games I played, I just fought through the pain. But after those two games it just hurt too bad."